I don't know how many design team members have heard of the monthly throwdown between different teams and, until this month, it has always been held within the Smeared and Smudged forum. Everything has now entered blogland in an effort to encourage more participation both from other Design Teams and from the general crafting community. The blog that has been created for this special challenge can be found here.Why not come and join in the fun? Earn the bragging rights of proclaiming that your design team is the best there is.
This month I'm playing for Rick St Dennis', Airless Chambers team.
The challenge theme chosen for this month by last month's winners, the awesome team over at Quoth The Raven is
OLD AND GREY
The Airless Chambers team this month consists of Miranda, Suzi and myself. The other girls have created the most amazing projects and if you came here from anywhere other than Airless Chambers can I suggest you take a detour and go look.
I hope you're sitting comfortably as, with all 3-D objects, this is going to be picture heavy.
I started off with a rather pain looking hinged wooden shrine - just over 4" wide closed and about 7" high
after masking off a brick pattern and applied gesso mixed with acrylic paint. Went over it all again after removing the masking so that the stone work was not
The centre archway was given a separate coat - darker in colour. Some green flocking was also added to simulate moss.
The other side.
The front of my piece, as closed, was covered with polyfiller. A cheaper alternative to modelling paste and this was handy. Horizontal lines pressed in and some skulls and real chicken bones embedded into the "brickwork". Then the boring bit - waiting for this all to dry before painting.
A base coat of black then loads of different shades of grey and this emerges
My images - well there are only two.
Count Meowt can be seen when the window on the back is opened. Coloured with just 5 shades of grey promarkers. A spider web stamp used on the card behind our peer.
Andy Skinner Skull mask and embossing paste used on a vellum "window"
My other image is the Queen of Skulls. Coloured with a few more shades of grey than 5. haha
Some nylon jewellery thread attached to the back and the other ends to the sides of the doors.
Now that you've seen all the projects that the Airless Chambers team have created. We will need your votes. Voting begins wednesday, august 28 over at the Design Team Throwdown blog. Have a good look at all the amazing projects you will see and make your choice of the best team.
Thank you for taking this journey with me.
As well as being part of the team for the DT Throwndown
I'd like to enter my mixed media project into the challenge at
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Anything Goes - your choice
Make My Monday - ABAC
Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything Goes
Hobbycutz - Create your own background
PunkyouGirl - humour